Mark the Shark, Miami’s Most Famed Deep-Sea Hunter, Fends Off Critics

“Got ’em on!” Mark “the Shark” Quartiano roars while his first mate stabs a shark with a gaff and hauls it out of the placid Atlantic Ocean.,,, After more than three decades in business, Quartiano has earned an international reputation for both his skill in reeling in the monsters of his customers’ dreams and his bravado over killing the creatures. He is perhaps America’s best-known shark angler after starring in dozens of fishing and reality TV shows and attracting a star-studded client list including Will Smith, Shaquille O’Neal, Ice-T, and Rosie O’Donnell. But in recent years, Quartiano has become known less for headlines as a shark-conquering hero and more for accusations that he’s a butcher of the seas. click here to read the story 11:54

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